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Wae Rebo Village

| West Manggarai Highlands, Ruteng, Flores 86000, Indonesia
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Scenic but overrated

We have read so many reviews on Wae Rebo village that we had high expectations on it and it was in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Unforgettable experience

I was in Wae Rebo six months ago during the new harvest year festival and it was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vienna, Austria
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| West Manggarai Highlands, Ruteng, Flores 86000, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have read so many reviews on Wae Rebo village that we had high expectations on it and it was in our "must see" list. I would like to share in detail especially on the trip before the hike as i realized there are so...More

3  Thank jaclynteoh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Wae Rebo six months ago during the new harvest year festival and it was absolutely amazing, not least because of my guide. I met Irwan at my accomodation in Ruteng (Kongregasi Santa Maria Berdukacita) and he presented himself as a very professional...More

3  Thank foetschla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Wae Rebo was one of the highlights of our Flores trip. The village is as scenic and lovely as it appears in the pictures and was well worth the walk in and overnight stay. However, it is a very popular tourist destination these days...More

2  Thank Sunjoy
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

2 hrs and 5 mins hiking was paid off by the laughter of the children, the fresh air, and friendly hospitality. Happiness seems to be just a stone throw away. Wae Rebo = always missed.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The walk though the forest was tough for me, having to walk uphill nonstop for about 4km. It took us 3.5hours to reach Wae Rebo village. The scenery along the way was amazing even for someone who has been living in the tropical area most...More

1  Thank Amitantri
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

For 3 hours hiking, i expected a lot more of experiences in Wae Rebo. The hiking was challenging, but once we arrived there, we have to pay some amout of money. Then there was not much to do. We ended up playing carts with other...More

Thank auroses
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Challenging hike for non hikers like me, but manageable and quite enjoyable, specially with a very good guide. After 2.5 hours of hiking in the rain, we were rewarded with fantastic views of the village. As visitors, it is important to be very respectful to...More

7  Thank boop2008
Reviewed 5 May 2017

That was one of a kind journey to reach this amazingly unique hidden village up hill, over 2 hours late evening hike in the dark didn't stop us from getting there and participating in the local life, meeting great fellow travelers and locals, eating simple...More

1  Thank mimmimargaret
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

we hiked thru the nite,started at about 5.45pm.We didn't rest only drank water,we managed to reach the village for 2hrs.Other ppl took more.Hiking in the night was super challenging.Especially when there's no light on the way.the trekking route was completely dark.Only one person carried small...More

1  Thank nenycute
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

No wonder Wae Reno reportedly won an award for the best traditional village stay experience. On arrival in the valley, our guide rang the village bell to signal our approach. We were invited into the Chief's house and intercede to him. He gave a beautiful...More

1  Thank Geoff S
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Sarah B
hi, how did you book this accommodation? i can't seem to find a website to book a night at wae rebo lodge. thanks!
22 May 2017|
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Response from Amitantri | Reviewed this property |
No need to book. You need to go to the nearest village, Denge. There is Wae rebo lodge owned by Om (uncle) Martin. There must be some others, but we didn't see any. You just ask them for a guide to take you up to Wae rebo... More
Imelda M
Is the track to the village feasible for children (6 and 12 yo)? How steep is it?
11 May 2017|
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Response from naufal h | Reviewed this property |
It"s possible, the path is not too steep, only on the first part of the path. afterthat the path is flat. Enjoy your holiday!
Kira A
Is the visit to awake Rebo suitable for children? I have 13 years old girl and 9 years old boy.
1 March 2017|
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Response from Tienti R | Reviewed this property |
Yea, It's depend. If they're willing to walk and have a good durability since you'll need to walk around 2 hours ( that's me). But once you're up there, it feel magnificent and you won't regret it although it's tough. Also... More